The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed AskSam Computer Services to the Chamber. Sam McGlothlin started AskSam Computer Services in 2009 and has been going strong ever since.
As a 30 year Sandpoint resident, he studied at University of Idaho after graduating high school here in Sandpoint. His passion for computer technology started at a young age; he spent countless hours in the computer lab learning all he could about computers and programming.
“I have a lot of hard earned experience in many different areas, but through it all, I have been the computer guy, the problem solver, the guy that people call when they need something done,” said Sam. “I am different from the other computer repair shops in town because I will work on most anything computer related including older computer systems.”
With more than 20 years of computer experience in computer repair and maintenance, Sam is extremely knowledgeable with common day computer woes and the more complex hardware issues that makes one pull their hair out. Sam has worked for three different Sandpoint companies as an IT manager, traveled and worked in several different countries so he has seen it all.
“My customers are mostly residential and small businesses, because I like to give one on one service. I will make sure that you understand what the problems are in a language you will understand.”
Sam provides his customers with various services: house calls, data recovery of all kinds, free diagnostics, hardware and software upgrades of all kinds, and software and program training. He is not solely a PC shop as he can work on Mac computers as well. Sam offers the cheapest rate in town and will charge you by the job and not by the hour. To top it off, Sam will not charge you if he cannot solve the problem. His policies show he stands by his services and his work.
“Viruses have become the number one problem for computers today,” explained Sam. “I can remove all viruses and install a new free Antivirus program. Slow and poor running computers are a sign that you need a major cleaning to get rid of a bunch of internet garbage that you have been unintentionally collecting. Heat is one of the biggest computer killers today. Dust removal can be dangerous for your health and your computers health if you do not know how to do it right. Let me do it for you.”
*SPECIAL* Until further notice, Tuesdays are 50% off. If you bring your computer into the shop on a Tuesday, he will fix your computer for half price. House calls are not included in this discount.
AskSam Computer Services is located downtown at the corner of 3rd and Pine St. next to the new bike shop. Normal hours of operation are 8:30am to 5:00pm weekdays however he does make service calls. For more information, visit Sam at his office, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-610-8573 and ask for Sam.
In Photo: Owner Sam McGlothlin and family members are welcomed to the Chamber with Chamber Ambassador Carol Warren.